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Doctor insights on: Pronation Vs Supination Of Feet

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Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Yes: As your foot becomes flatter your arch drops and the foot becomes longer. If there is a difference in how much arch height is lost between your feet you may start to have different shoe sizes. ...Read more

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Could high heels lead to pronation or supination of the feet?

Could high heels lead to pronation or supination of the feet?

A high heel : Lifts the heel. There are different components of pronation and supination. Adduction, plantarflexion, inversion are components of supination. The foot is plantarflexed when in a heel. Personally, i don't know if i would consider the foot supinated though. ...Read more

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What is the most effective walking shoe for supination (under pronation, high arches)?

What is the most effective walking shoe for supination (under pronation, high arches)?

Curve lasted shoe: I am in your shoes in terms of foot structure. We are in the minority. Most people have a flattened foot structure. Depending on how much you walk, you can use a good running shoe as well. Orthotics is another option that will help you. They sure helped me...and that was 35 years ago....You need a shoe that helps with shock absorption. Supinators have a rigid foot structure. Road Runner Sports. ...Read more

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Is the gastrocnemius or soleus responsible for plantar flexion of the toes?

Is the gastrocnemius or soleus responsible for plantar flexion of the toes?

Not toes, but foot.: The gastroc and soleus muscles do not plantarflex the toes they plantarflex the foot. These 2 muscle come together and form the achilles tendon attaching on the back of the heel. There are multiple muscles both in the foot and leg that are involved in plantarflexing the toes. The main PF muscles are the flexor digitorum longus for digits 2,3,4,5 and flexor hallucis longus for the big toe. ...Read more

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What causes pronation of the forearm?

What causes pronation of the forearm?

Muscles: The forearm has muscles that cause it to pronate; one of them is pronator quadratus. ...Read more

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Are insoles good at preventing flat feet, stabilizing the heel and supporting the arch of the foot?

Are insoles good at preventing flat feet, stabilizing the heel and supporting the arch of the foot?

If your feed need: Support, they are by nature unstable. It is all hereditary. It isn't about whether your feet are flat or not, it is about how stable they are. If unstable they need firm support--discipline, if you will--good orthotics, not too cushioned or flexible, would be best. ...Read more

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Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Arches don't : Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What causes ball of foot pain and soreness running along the top of the foot? Ill-fitting shoes? Overuse? Sleeping w/feet tucked under covers?

What causes ball of foot pain and soreness running along the top of the foot? Ill-fitting shoes?  Overuse? Sleeping w/feet tucked under covers?

Many things: Ranging from injury, inadequate biomechanical suppport to infection or inflammatory condition. If this persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Shoe guide: Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity. A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

Bent toe.: People can get hammertoes several different ways, including just an unlucky roll of the genetic dice, but the fundamental result is usually the same: a toe that has drawn back and no longer sits straight or "flat". Sometimes it's only a tendon that holds the toe in that position, other times there's arthritis involved: these tend to be more rigid, and require surgery if you want them corrected. ...Read more

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Toes bend backwards and the arch of the foot twists, ankle becomes rigid and swells at line of ligament, can't walk. Restless leg syndrome?

Toes bend backwards and the arch of the foot twists, ankle becomes rigid and swells at line of ligament, can't walk.  Restless leg syndrome?

Doubt it: This sounds more like carpo-pedal spasm, or more simply "charley horses." the muscles of the ankle and wrist are prone to these problems, which can come on spontaneously for no reason, or can be associated with excessive muscle activity in exercise without adequate stretching, as well as too low a level of either potassium, calcium or magnesium in the blood. If it is recurrent, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes would support my high feet arches?

What kind of shoes would support my high feet arches?

Get feet checked: There are no specific shoes to recommend but keep in mind, shoe manufacturers assume all folks have the same shaped foot and arch. To customize the shoes to support your feet, accommodative padding and/or an orthotic might be warranted. Go to the podiatrist and learn watch options you have. ...Read more

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